Aerospace

New Delivery Drone Can Haul Payloads up to 400 Pounds

22 March 2018

What might be a game changer for drone delivery, a company in Canada has begun development of a new, cargo unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with the ability to haul 400 pounds of payload.

Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) is developing the Condor, which will be the first drone from the company that can provide greater capacities for bulk shipments. The Condor will be able to fly about 95 miles and will contain a larger payload compartment compared to Drone Delivery Canada’s other UAVs, the Raven and the Sparrow. The compartment is large enough to accept pallet-sized payload shipments used in construction and engineering industrial projects. The heavy payload drone will also include DDC’s FLYTE management system that includes communications, telemetry and automated flight capabilities.

DDC says it will begin testing the Condor at its facilities later this year.

To contact the author of this article, email PBrown@globalspec.com


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